Concussion Management

Progressive Rehab Clinic offers concussion management as part of our comprehensive physiotherapy treatment services. This form of treatment is for patients, who have experienced a recent concussion and are still having difficulty with balancing or are having dizzy spells.

Concussion management utilizes a special form of physiotherapy called vestibular therapy. This form of therapy focuses on the vestibular system and identifying the causes for balancing and dizziness after a concussion.

The vestibular system consists of the structures that make up the inner ear and the nerves and other connections to the eye and brain. The objective of concussion management is to develop an effective treatment, based on your specific needs to help alleviate dizziness and improve balance.

Can Concussion Management Be Used to Treat Other Conditions?

If you have problems with vertigo or frequent dizzy spells, concussion management treatments can be beneficial. Vertigo and dizziness are often associated with the vestibular system and some form of dysfunction within this system.

If you have seen your primary care physician and they have performed a CT scan and MRI that produced negative results or referred you to a specialist who informed you there was little they could do, then you should get a second opinion.

Even if your physician prescribed medications to help, this does not treat the primary cause of your condition. At Progressive Rehab Clinic, our physiotherapists identify the root cause of your dizziness, vertigo, or balance issues. Treating the root cause addresses the primary issue while helping improve your condition.

Symptoms of a Concussion

Concussion symptoms can vary widely but often include:

  • Headache or “pressure” in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Fatigue

How Can Vestibular Rehab Therapy Help?

Vestibular rehab therapy involves various forms of treatments, along with education. It is essential to keep in mind each person’s symptoms and root causes can and do vary. At Progressive Rehab Clinic, we carefully perform a detailed examination to determine the source of your symptoms.

After your examination, we develop a personalized treatment plan.. This treatment plan could include one or more of the following:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Head Manipulation Therapy
  • Exercises
  • Patient Education

Keep in mind that your doctor might prescribe these treatments, along with others based on your specific needs.

Why Choose Progressive Rehab Clinic for Concussion Management?

Our team of physiotherapists has extensive experience in concussion management and is committed to staying current with the latest research and treatment methods. We provide evidence-based care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

We understand that every concussion is unique. Our personalized treatment plans are designed to meet your specific needs, ensuring a safe and effective recovery process.

Our comprehensive approach integrates various therapies to address all aspects of concussion recovery, including physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

We empower our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to manage their recovery and prevent future injuries. Our team provides ongoing support and guidance throughout the recovery process.

How Long Does Treatments Take Before There Are Improvements?

Aside from your initial consultation and examination, most patients report improvements within two to three visit. To learn more about concussion management treatments or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact Progressive Rehab Clinic directly today!